Council to Pay $7M, Change LSAT Disability Polices - Articles

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Posted by: Brittany Sims on May 21, 2014

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) has agreed to pay $7.73 million in a settlement over Law School Admission Test (LSAT) policies concerning the disabled. The council will also stop flagging test scores of those who were given extra time, among other policy revisions, the ABA Journal reports. The U.S. Justice Department intervened after the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing brought suit on behalf of 17 disabled individuals in 2012, alleging that they were subjected to cumbersome and unreasonable requirements to document their disabilities after requesting LSAT accommodations. The money will be used to compensate some 6,000 test-takers nationwide who had asked for accommodations under the ADA over the past five years.